U.S. Soccer
Men's National Team

Sean Franklin

Defender Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    5-10 / 155

  • Hometown

    Palmdale, Calif.

  • Club

    Los Angeles Galaxy

The 2008 MLS Rookie of the Year bounced back after an injury hit 2009 to become a regular again for the Los Angeles Galaxy. A speedy right back that is comfortable bombing down the flank, Franklin is back in January camp after injury forced his withdrawal two years ago.

  •  First called into the U.S. Men's National Team in 2008 when he was part of the MNT roster for the World Cup qualifier against Guatemala. 
  •  Made 25 appearances for the Galaxy in 2010, recording a career-high six assists.
2009: Was forced to leave MNT training camp to undergo surgery to repair a hernia … 2008: Part of the MNT roster for the World Cup qualifier against Guatemala on Nov. 19 … Under-23s: Played for the U-23 team in a 0-0 draw with Japan … Under-20s: Started for the U-20’s against Egypt in the Suwon International Youth Football Tournament … First Appearance: None … First Goal: None
2010: Made 25 appearances for the Galaxy in 2010, recording a career-high six assists … A regular for the team that won the 2010 Supporters Shield … 2009: Missed four months of action after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right hamstring … Made his 2009 debut in the season opening 2-2 draw vs. D.C. United on 3/22, playing the full 90 minutes at right back … Later in the season he was diagnosed with a torn right hamstring, forcing him to undergo surgery, putting him on the Disabled List … Activated from the Disabled List in September, making his return to the lineup four days later in a 2-0 win vs. Toronto FC … Was one of three players on the Galaxy to play all 390 minutes during the run to MLS Cup … 2008: Franklin was the 4th overall pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy … Made his MLS debut against San Jose Earthquakes on 3 April 2008 … Named MLS Rookie of the Year and the Galaxy’s Defender of the Year.
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